19 November 2020, The Tablet

Good afternoons


The Magic Hour: 100 poems from the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club
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Beset by pestilence and panic, we yearn to escape. When lycra or macramé are non-starters, poetry is an alluring refuge, and it often brings with it a longing to share a newly discovered or beloved old treasure. Charlotte Moore’s Tuesday afternoons provided just such an opportunity. For a couple of hours, before lockdown made it impossible, a widely disparate bunch of people with similar instincts would gather in her old Sussex house, listen to each week’s suggestions – and let rip.

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